Oil tank farm at port

With growing oil and natural gas production in the Permian Basin, Texas has the opportunity to see additional private investment and growth in the petrochemical industry – ensuring more high-wage careers for Texans throughout the state.

Houston pipeline startup Permico Energia hopes to build a $2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline across Texas from the booming Permian Basin to refining and port access near Corpus Christi.

The pipeline project includes building a fractionator near Corpus Christi to separate the NGLs into individual products – ethane, propane and butane – as well as products pipelines to carry the ethane and more to Houston-area markets like Mont Belvieu. The products typically are exported or sold to the petrochemical sector and heating markets.

Read more – Houston Chronicle